Specialist National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

These NPQs are for experienced teachers and middle leaders.

For Leadership NPQs (NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL) please click HERE

The first cohort started in November 2021 with a second cohort starting in February 2022

To apply

Please download an application form HERE and return to:

Kirsty Hamblion

E: npq.pln.admin@lyonshall.org.uk

About

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are a national, voluntary suite of qualifications designed to support the professional development of teachers and leaders.

The reformed NPQs offer the best possible support to teachers and leaders wanting to expand their knowledge and skills.

The frameworks continue the robust method of design and development, building on the evidence base and expert guidance already established in the ECF and the ITT Core Content Framework.

The Professional Learning Network (PLN) is delighted to offer the Specialist NPQs in partnership with Teach First, a DfE accredited NPQ provider

PLN has a successful track record of delivering the suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) across Essex and its borders. We are committed to developing outstanding teachers and leaders who can transform schools and ultimately improve educational outcomes for young people.

NPQs have been reformed and the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML) has been replaced with three Specialist NPQs

NPQ Leading Teacher Development: supporting the training and development of others, including early career teachers; NPQ Leading Teachingdeveloping teachers who are subject leads or responsible for improving teaching practice in a subject or phase; NPQ Leading Behaviour and Culture developing teachers and other practitioners who have responsibilities for leading behaviour and culture.

Assessment

The assessment process has been refreshed to reduce the workload burden on teachers while still providing an opportunity for them to apply their knowledge. To pass an NPQ, teachers will need to engage with at least 90% of the course (exact requirements to be determined by the provider) and complete a final assessment. At the start of their training, providers must provide teachers with a complete list of course elements that will count towards participation metrics and set out how participation in those elements will be measured. The final assessment will take the form of a case study and represent a likely situation to be faced by a teacher at the relevant NPQ qualification level or role. It will teachers on a variety of ‘learn that’ and ‘learn how to’ statements from within the relevant NPQ Content Framework. Teachers will be allowed an eight-day calendar window to provide a written response to the case study in an ‘open book’ setting.

To apply please download an application form HERE and return to: 

Kirsty Hamblion

E: npq.pln.admin@lyonshall.org.uk 

Fully Funded

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant is available to: all teachers working in a state funded school in England

Eligibility criteria

NPQ in Leading Teacher Development

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Leading Teacher Development is available to all teachers who meet the following criteria:

· Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school.

· Work in a state funded school in England.

NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture is available to all teachers or practitioners who meet the following criteria:

· Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.

· Work in a state funded school in England.

NPQ in Leading Teaching

Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Leading Teaching is available to all teachers who meet the following criteria:

· Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage, or phase.

· Work in a state funded school in England.

For further information or to express an interest in these programmes please contact:

Kirsty Hamblion

E: npq.pln.admin@lyonshall.org.uk 

T: 01376 552393

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